Matthew Cox is Still Out There!
In the world of real estate and mortgage fraud forensics, no one person’s name sends a chill up the back of a spine more so than Matthew Cox, also known as Maxwell Price, David Richard Freeman, Gerald Scott Cugno, Michael Shawn Shanahan, Gary Lee Sullivan, Michael John Eckert, Michael White, Kevin White, David White, James Redd.
For anyone new to this blog or to the world of real estate fraud forensics, Cox’s name and face appear on the United States Secret Service’s Most Wanted Fugitive list (along with five other scammers and fraudsters). If you’ve never seen him, here’s his most popular pose (courtesy of the U.S. Secret Service):
In August of 2004, arrest warrants were issued in Georgia for Cox and Rebecca Hauck for conspiracy, stolen identification documents, mail and wire fraud, money laundering and social security number fraud. Hauck was apprehended in Houston, Texas, earlier this year and has since appeared in a Georgia court (click here for a list of pervious write-ups about Hauck’s arrest and plea).
Cox, on the other hand, continues to use elaborate schemes to avoid capture, including obtaining state-issued and counterfeit driver’s licenses. The Secret Service says he has not used his real name since 2003, and that he has been traced to locations in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.
If you see Matthew Cox at a closing table, or if you suspect that he has been involved in a real estate deal you’ve been involved with, you need to contact the United States Secret Service immediately. He is known to carry a firearm at all times, so whatever you do, do not attempt to apprehend him on your own. Cox is considered armed and dangerous!
Anyone with information regarding Matthew Cox’s whereabouts should contact the Secret Service toll-free by calling (877) 242-3375.